17 Apr 2019

Almost a Quarter of Orgs Don’t Run Security Checks on Products

New research by Outpost 24 exposes serious shortcomings in application security practices. Almost one-fourth (23%) of organizations do not test the security of applications before launching them. Moreover, 31% of firms have tried to gain a competitive advantage by launching one or more applications despite being aware that the product(s)

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17 Apr 2019

73% of IT security teams are understaffed, and CISOs are turning to automation for help

A new report by the Ponemon Institute and DomainTools shows that organizations are increasingly trying to overcome the cybersecurity skills shortage by adopting automation. Almost 3 out of 4 (73%) of organizations are usually dealing with IT security staff shortages due to a lack of qualified candidates. As a result,

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16 Apr 2019

Government websites top the charts for online trust

According to a new report based on 2018 figures from the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA), US Federal government websites ranked higher than any other sector in terms of security and privacy, with 91% of websites qualifying for the ‘ Honor Roll,’ OTA’s top rating. This is a vast

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16 Apr 2019

This malware campaign is targeting the military with phony emails from a defence contractor

FireEye has released details on a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign targeting the Ukrainian government. Threat actors are impersonating a defense contractor from the UK in spear phishing emails that are being send to Ukrainian military departments. The messages contain a malicious attachment that will install powerful malware on the device

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16 Apr 2019

Russia’s parliament votes to unplug internet from world

The Russian parliament on Tuesday officially approved a government plan to test the independence of the country’s internet, known as Runet, by disconnecting it from the global Internet. The plan will now move on to the upper house of parliament, which is bound to approve it, after which President Vladimir

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16 Apr 2019

Google’s location history data shared routinely with police

An investigation by The New York Times reveals that Google regularly shares location data of users with US law enforcement, and that requests for this data have surged in the last six months. Google stores the location information of users that have the Location History feature enabled in a system

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16 Apr 2019

Bad security hygiene still a major risk for enterprise IT networks

A new report[pdf] by Ixia analyses the 2018 cyber threat landscape. According to the report the 5 main security issues last year were: Most product vulnerabilities were the result of software design flaws including well-documented and easily avoidable issues like SQL injection and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities The human factor is

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16 Apr 2019

Kaspersky: 70 percent of attacks now target Office vulnerabilities

New Kaspersky Lab research shows that threat actors are increasingly trying to take advantage of security flaws in Microsoft Office products. In the last quarter of 2018, attackers went after Office flaws in a whopping 70% of attacks detected by Kaspersky. In Q4 of 2016 this number was still only

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16 Apr 2019

Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest

Websites of Ecuadorian government agencies and services have been targeted in 40 million cyberattacks since last week, when the country terminated Julian Assange’s political asylum and subsequently invited UK police into the Ecuadorian embassy in London in order to arrest the Wikileaks founder almost seven years after he took refuge there.

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15 Apr 2019

As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

According to an investigation by NPR and the PBS TV-show Frontline, US companies quietly allowed cyber espionage and theft by Chinese state-backed hackers for two decades because their feared “strong action” by the US trade office that would harm the firms financially. Even though companies were losing millions as a

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